decorate with: bricks
Kendra Asks: “Hey, Mr. Kate! Please help!! I really like the look of an accent brick wall in a home. Unfortunately, I can’t do that in an apartment. Is there any way I can get a similar effect decorating with bricks??”
My Answer: Hi Kendra! I love the look of exposed brick as well, it gives a rustic and homey vibe. If you don’t have bricks as a structural part of your home and can install something more permenant, you can try things like brick veneer. If you are a renter, you might want to try removable brick wallpaper or faux painted bricks and if you just want the hint of bricks, you can accent with bricks as decorative elements. I compiled some brick-spiration and tips below that will hopefully help you get your brick on!
- fake it with brick wallpaper! Places like Decorator’s Best have rolls of brick wallpaper for $25 or Murals Your Way have giant brick wall murals for a single wall.
- brick veneer is a really cool to add a very realistic brick wall to a home where you can make more permanent changes. Veneer bricks are little slivers of bricks which are applied to the wall like tiles with grout/mortar etc. and end up looking like legit bricks! See this DIY Network post for a complete step by step.
- loooove these painted brick books by Light Reading Melbourne which if you’re a good painter, you could DIY or just paint bricks a fun color for bookends!
- if you don’t want to install wallpaper or veneer you can DIY your own brick wall like Master Of None using painter’s tape and paint techniques or cut a sponge to the size of a brick and use it as a stamp like Beyond the Screen Door. Martha Stewart also has a video about making a brick stamp.
- other painted brick decor ideas – they make a pretty rad canvas to paint whatever you want!
And now for some general brick-spiration pics…
- raw brick walls
- white painted brick walls
(images via eluxemagazine.com, interiorbreak.it, lezoemusings.wordpress.com, pureandnoble.blogspot.com, renatav9.blogspot.com.br, thefinderskeepers.com, livingwikii.com, your4walls.co.uk, designindaba.com, achica.com, wowwallpaperhanging.com.au, indulgy.com )